PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management says it's not too early to think about seasonal employment at state parks, beaches and campgrounds.
Online applications for the 2015 seasonal employment program with the Department of Environmental Management are now being accepted. Various positions for the summer season are available throughout Rhode Island for residents 16 years of age and older. Work on weekends and on holidays is required of most summer positions.
"Filling these seasonal positions is critical to getting DEM's parks, beaches and campgrounds up and running for Memorial Day weekend," said DEM Director Janet Coit. "They're also a great employment opportunity for people who enjoy working outdoors and interacting with the public at some of Rhode Island's most beautiful and popular recreational facilities."
Positions include, but are not limited to, park ranger - levels, I, II and III, beach managers, seasonal laborers, lifeguards, lifeguard captains, recreational area clerks, restroom attendants, student researchers, clerical support aides, technical support interns, policy interns and technical field interns. Pay ranges from $9.00 to $13.75 per hour, and most seasonal employees work 40 hours a week including weekends and holidays.
Although park ranger level I applicants may be 16 years of age, those applying for seasonal park ranger positions at levels II and III must be 18 years of age or older. Park rangers patrol park areas, assist visitors, inspect facilities, and assist with routine operation of state parks and beaches. These positions involve a great deal of public interaction and applicants must possess good communication skills.
Apply Online – Visit our online application system Apply RI at www.Apply.RI.Gov
The state's job application process has been automated and is available online at www.apply.ri.gov. This new, user-friendly job application website lists all seasonal job announcements for available positions at state offices, beaches, parks and campgrounds and includes descriptions and pay ranges and provides those interested with an easy way to apply. Available Seasonal/Internship positions are posted on the website's "Seasonal & Internships" tab. First-time users must create an account and select a Username and Password. After an account has been established, applicants can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link. This application can be saved and used to apply for more than one job opening. Paper applications are no longer being accepted.
For those who do not have online access, a computer kiosk is available in DEM's Office of Human Resources at 235 Promenade Street, Room 350, Providence, weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to electronically apply for seasonal positions.
The Department encourages minorities to pursue careers in the environmental field. Seasonal positions give individuals a chance to explore jobs in the areas of agriculture, parks and recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest environment, water resources, management services, and policy and planning.
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